All Occasions IPA | Evil Twin Brewing

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All Occasions IPAAll Occasions IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LiquidAmber on 11-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
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1
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am creating a new entry for this beer, although Evil Twin's gypsy nature makes differentiating between "different" beers difficult. This is apparently intended to be the same recipe as Before, During and After Christmas Beer. However, that beer was apparently brewed in Denmark at Fanø Bryghus; this states that it is brewed in Scotland at Brew Dog. I was going to skip creating a new entry until I poured the beer. I had reviewed Before, During and After Christmas Beer a few weeks ago and this one is a different color, had a much different (much bigger and persistent) head and tasted somewhat different. It has a new name and brewer, so I made an entry. They are both great beers.

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber. Fine two finger yellow tinted white head with great retention and massive lacing. Aroma of grassy, lightly citrus hops, stone fruit; aromatic. Flavor follows, dominated by zesty grassy and citrus hops, citrus rind, grapefruit, stone fruit (apricot and peach), slightly sweet. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Very nicely integrated and complex, this is very tasty and I could hardly put the glass down. I gave the similar (same?) Before, During and After Christmas Beer high ratings, but I think I like this a little better and it is nicer looking. I hope I can find another bottle of both for a side by side.

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Photo of avalon07
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Below average lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, malt, and fruity sweetness.

T: A lot of hops in this beer, but not an obnoxious level of them. A nice fruity element (grapefruit), along with pine, malt, and something sugary. A focused, well-balanced, smooth flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While not exactly long on originality, this beer is very well made and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of smcolw
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, orange-dark amber color. Starts with a two-finger head. Settles slowly. Leaves some streaky web lace.

Smell: Very nice blend of alcohol, pale malt and mild citrus hop.

More bitter than the smell suggests. And the alcohol is more muted. The body is reasonably full and the carbonation is above average. The aftertaste is raw hop bitterness. Slightly warming. Not an over-the-top IPA, which I guess is why it's called "All Occasions".

I think this is a very good cross-over IPA to DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades at a normal pace.

S - Pine, grassy, floral, and citrus hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, grassy hops, strong resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, a hint of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a resiny, bitter, and dry finish.

D - Nicely balanced hoppy DIPA. Nice complex hop profile and good bitterness throughout.

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Photo of mverity
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Coppery orange in color. Head dissipated quickly. Aroma is slightly vanilla, earthy/tangy hops. An uncommon sweetness, for a DIPA; but that's not what throws me off. The hops is appropriately bitter, but has a chrmical quality as well. Very boozy. Too much alcohol for the 8%. Mouthfeel is actually great though.

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Photo of jpro
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330mL single from Northbridge Pig. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass...

A: Cloudy orange; one finger of cream head; a few strands of wispy lace.

S: Grapefruit rind; citrus aroma, but more of the pith variety; some light floral / grassy notes, too; not much malt aroma.

T: Minimal malt presence - perhaps some bread crust; orange / grapefruit peel; quite bitter; soapy finish.

M: Full bodied; moderate-high carbonation; even if abv is low for a double IPA, the mouthfeel is sufficient.

O: Nothing over the top - kind of like an imperial English IPA; nice flavor and great feel; I guess it really is an IPA for all occasions.

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Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured in FSW Tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden; 1 to 1.5 finger fluffy white head.

S: Bready, malty aroma mixed with some grapefruit and pine. Not the pine bomb that is typical of a West Coast IPA.

T: More malt forward, with some crisp pine flavor. Bready aroma comes into the taste as well. Well balanced but malty than IPAs I've been drinking lately. Welcomed change.

M: Medium bodied, crisp like I can crack it. Carbonation is evident, had to swirl it around in the glass a bit to release some of that and calm it down. Someone describe it as prickly dry finish, and I think that's spot on.

O: Very solid IPA, more an an example of the style leaning towards East Coast style than anything that really stands out. Would drink again.

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Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle for $4.99 !?! No bargains from Evil Twin!

Pours clouded typical almond amber. Moderate khaki cap, going rapidly to a tiny bubble film, thin collar and respectable looking strands and minor fields of fine lace.

Mild hop leaf nose, with some malts lingering in the background.

Rich and malty is what I get up front, then more then a bit of smoke and then hops seriously drying things out and adding to the complexity. Smooth and flavorful.

Worth a try if you can get past the sticker shock....

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Photo of Amalak
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got at Beer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It has a beautiful caramel color, with a descent white foamy head and some lacing. It is basically clear, but there's a bit of a haze to it.

S. Hop scent and something sweet.

T. It has a sweet honey taste, there's a floral feel to it. A nice, not overpowering, bitter hop undercurrent. A bit of a grape aftertaste.

M. Smooth and thick and carbonated.

O. It is well-balanced. Very easy to drink and easy on the palate.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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All Occasions IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
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